May 11, 2014


Hunter Hayes Breaks Guinness World Record

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Jerod Harris/WireImage

Congrats are in order for country crooner Hunter Hayes, who just scored a Guinness Book of World Records title--and he did so in the name of a great cause!

Hayes set out to play 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours to fight child hunger. He not only achieved his goal, but a new world record in the process: Hayes beat the current title-holders, The Flaming Lips, who had previously held the record with 8 shows performed over the course of a 24-hour period back in 2012. 

Hayes began his 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger at Good Morning America in New York, and followed that up with sets at a handful of New England venues before wrapping at the Trocadero in Philadelphia on May 10.

In a statement from Hayes: "I cannot believe how much fun this whole day has been and that it's only been a day! 10 shows in 24 hours with the best fans in the world and a great cause with Child Hunger Ends Here ... I’m so proud to get to work with them and all the sponsors. Thank you to all the fans for not only making history with us but also making this whole thing absolutely awesome!”